Manchester United has been dealt a major blow as one of their key players, Casemiro, will be sidelined for several weeks due to a hamstring injury.
The Brazilian midfielder sustained the injury during their Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle United. Despite starting the match, Casemiro was forced to be substituted at halftime.
An update from the club on Casemiro read: ‘Casemiro will be out for several weeks due to a hamstring injury suffered during our Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle United on Wednesday. The Brazilian midfielder was withdrawn at half-time due to the issue, and subsequent assessment has revealed a strain that will keep him out for a number of weeks.’
Manchester United confirmed the extent of the injury, stating that he will be out for a number of weeks. As a result, Casemiro will miss upcoming matches against Fulham, FC Copenhagen, and Luton Town, leading up to the international break in November. There is also a possibility that he may not be available for Manchester United’s trip to St James’ Park at the beginning of December, where they will face Newcastle United.